There is no standard cover letter style or template that works for an apprentice position. What works for you depend on how you like to articulate yourself and your story regarding how much you are enthusiastic to learn trade and what you could deliver if hired.

A good cover letter for an apprenticeship position might explain why you chose this career option and what you did to learn about it. It might sum up some of the main points of the résumé and indicate what you have known that has some importance in the trade. For instance, you might talk regarding what you learned in your courses and how you used your knowledge to exactly build your project.


Apprentice Cover Letter Template


Your address
City, State, postal code


Full Name of Employer
Title (if suitable and known)
Name of company
City, province, postal code
Email address (If sending via email)


Dear Mr. / Ms. (Last Name):

First paragraph: Bring in yourself as if you had just 30 seconds to meet the hiring manager and make them interested in talking to you. Tell your name, your objective, and mention the skills you have to bring to their business or company.

Second paragraph: How did you recognize the value of the trade and the skills it needs? Did you talk to anybody in the trade? Did you have any chance to see the deal at work? Tell the recruiter how you know what you maintain to know about the profession. Tell the company what you like regarding their company and why you have selected them or your apprenticeship.

Third paragraph: You know the skills desirable in the trade. Now demonstrate you have them or have the enthusiasm to learn these. This is where you need to give a particular example that you might have stated in your résumé. How you learned or demonstrated those skills will be helpful.

Fourth paragraph: Reinstate your interest in the apprenticeship in a way that invites reader to get in touch with you to fill their vacancy. An example could be “I look forward to talking to you about this opening. If you have any questions or need to contact me for an interview, you can reach me at (phone number) or the email address.” If you offered to contact them on your own then keep in mind – do it when you promised to. They may be waiting for your call or email to see if you follow through on your promises.


Yours Sincerely,

(Your Signature)
[Your Typed Name]